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About eggplant

Eggplant belongs to the nightshade plant category, which includes potatoes and tomatoes. It's a tasty vegetable with a controversial history. The controversy was due to the fact that many people believed it to be poisonous, which caused them to avoid it. Fortunately, these beliefs were unfounded, and humans now appreciate eggplant's awesomeness.

Also called aubergine, this plant is very colorful, with options in intense shades of purple, green, white, and red. It's an important ingredient in the Mediterranean diet, which is famous for promoting health. Vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores can conveniently incorporate this food into their diets. You can make many delicious dishes with eggplant, and it tastes great with Greek, Egyptian, and Italian spices and recipes.  

Eggplant is very nutritious. Some of its key nutrients include fiber; vitamin C, B6, and B9; beta carotene; choline; and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, and manganese. The beta carotene in this vegetable can help your body make vitamin A. Eggplant also contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that could reduce your risk of getting chronic diseases. For example, this veggie has an antioxidant called nasunin that offers several health benefits. 

Nasunin in eggplant could prevent the damage free radicals cause to your body. You can also use the skin of purple eggplants as a harmless food colorant and an alternative to artificial food colors. This enables you to avoid allergic reactions and health risks from artificial coloring. As it can reduce the amount of iron in the body through a process called iron chelation therapy, it's a great food option for people whose iron levels are too high. Nasunin is found in an eggplant's peel, leave the peel on your eggplant to obtain it. However, if you have low iron levels, enjoy your eggplant peeled to obtain its other nutrients and avoid its impact on iron. 

While scientists are still studying this vegetable, current research clearly demonstrates its health benefits, so eggplant is a great option to incorporate into your diet. 

Eggplant has a fresh, mild taste. It also has a spongy texture that absorbs flavors well and makes a great base for your favorite spices, oils, and sauces. Given its supply of nutrients and its versatility, putting this vegetable on your shopping list regularly is a great choice!

You can shop for eggplant and other delicious vegetables from the comfort of your home when you use Instacart. Place your order, and an Instacart shopper will select your items and deliver them the same day, saving you the time you can spend prepping for your meal!

Eggplant Near Me

Buy your favorite eggplant online with Instacart. Order white eggplant, italian eggplant, rosa bianca eggplant, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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